Cybex International

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Cybex International
Type Fitness equipment manufacturer
Industry Fitness
Founded Late 60s (The Cybex Ergometer Company)
Founders The Cybex Ergometer Company
Headquarters

Medway, Massachusetts

Key people

John Aglialoro Chairman

Products Exercise equipment
Employees 600+
Parent UM Holdings
Website cybexintl.com

Cybex International (NASDAQ: CYBI) is a fitness equipment manufacturer for commercial and consumer use. They produce mainly cardiovascular and strength equipment such as arc trainers, treadmills, stationary bicycles and steppers. Cybex markets their products through distributors in over 87 countries. The company has over 600 employees and their products are manufactured in their two manufacturing facilities, located in Medway, Massachusetts, and Owatonna, Minnesota. Their Medway facility is where the majority of their cardiovascular products are built, and their Owatonna facility is where their strength products are built.

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Cybex International was founded in the late 60's as "The Cybex Ergometer Company" in Ronkonkoma, New York. It was acquired by Lumex, which was traded publicly on the American Stock Exchange. At that time, they manufactured isokinetic rehabilitation equipment. In 1995, Lumex sold its medical supply business and changed its name to Cybex (AMEX: CYB). In May 1997, Cybex merged with Trotter, Inc, primarily a manufacturer of treadmills, whose manufacturing facility was located in Medway. In this merger, UM Holdings, the owner of Trotter, Inc, gained 51% of Cybex's interests and publicly traded the company. In 1998, Cybex acquired Tectrix, a California-based manufacturer of primarily bikes and steppers; the production of which was moved to Cybex's manufacturing facility in Medway. Cybex acquired direct sales and distribution in the United Kingdom by its 2001 acquisition of Forza. Arc Trainer is their most recent product.

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